This woman is singing a different tune than the #BlackLivesMatter crowd. Leaders of the movement have claimed that the ‘all lives matter’ statement was racist. Apparently the girlfriend of Philando Castile doesn’t think so…
The girlfriend of Philando Castile, the black man shot dead by police during a traffic stop that was broadcast live on Facebook, has publicly pleaded for people not to use the issue to stoke racial division, telling reporters today, “all lives matter”.
During a tearful explanation of what happened during the incident, which has garnered global attention, Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds urged all races to unite
“Everyone will see that this was a very detrimental situation….to everybody in this community, everybody in this world, not just blacks, not just whites, not just Asians but everyone, this affected everyone,” said Reynolds.
“Not black lives matter – all lives matter – every single life out here matters, no matter the color, the race, the nationality, we all deserve to be heard,” she added.
Reynolds’ use of the phrase “all lives matter” is interesting given that ‘Black Lives Matter’ leaders have repeatedly claimed that the term represents a disparaging racial remark.